Congrats are in order for tennis legend Serena Williams and her fiance Alexis Ohanian. The power couple recently welcomed their first child together, a bouncing 6 lb., 13 oz. baby girl. The irony surrounding the baby’s delivery is a match made in tennis heaven.
Ohanian revealed that Serena, who was pregnant when she won the Australian open, was convinced that her success on the tennis court confirmed that she was carrying a baby girl. To put the icing on the cake, the new baby’s birth was announced by her aunt, Venus Williamsmoments before she hit the court at the U.S. Open.
News of the baby’s arrival spread like wildfire and even garnered congratulatory wishes from Serena’s close friend, fellow legend and new mom, Beyoncé.
Fans all over social media were thrilled to welcome the new baby.
Serena Williams has given birth to a future female icon! pic.twitter.com/QSrulkNPii— Apollonia (@sne_i_am) September 1, 2017
The world is really about to be blessed with a human baby made from Serena Williams' genes. Omg. pic.twitter.com/fqfyRy0ZjQ— ricky ricón (@landyklk) September 1, 2017
Others couldn’t help but joke about the baby’s skills on the tennis court.
Serena Williams' baby's backhand is probably already better than mine— Brenna Meier (@whereyabren) September 1, 2017
Serena Williams baby already got scholarship offers— Smeezo Fisher (@Smeezy_904) September 1, 2017
Serena Williams' daughter was just born today and is already better than me at tennis— julia (@wellheyitsjules) September 1, 2017
Look back at Serena's exciting summer with BET Breaks, above.